Doug Scott, in Memorium

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  1. Apr 2, 2019 #1

    Zane Scott

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    I am new here so please tell me if this should be elsewhere


    My grandfather, Douglas Scott worked in the St. Louis Hawken shop, shot for competitions, hunting, and sport, and built some guns independently. (in St. Louis, although during the early to mid 70s he did live in Arizona)
    He died about 3-4 weeks prior to this post.

    His last day was one of joy and was the happiest Ive ever seen him. He was finally released from a hospital into an assisted living facility and he enjoyed having people to talk to and nurses to take care of him. He died his first night in the facility.

    If anyone on this forum knew him or owns or owned any guns he made, you are welcome to share stories or talk about the gun(s).
     
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    Baxter

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    Hello. Welcome to the forum. I am sorry for your loss; your grandfather surely must have been an interesting man to know.
     
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    I joined the Gemmer ML club about a year and a half ago and am part of the Tuesday night gang. Doug was an easy to get to know kind of guy. Pretty quiet with a quick, knowing smile. He was very interested and helpful when I started freshing old original barrrls. He had a lot of knowledge and was happy to share it. I bought a few parts from him which he offered at very low price including a Hawken guard he fabricated himself. He shared how hard life had been for him since his wife died and how much weight he had lost but lately he had a “new girlfriend “. He was proud that she bought him a watch. He shuffled but I never thought he’d pass away anytime soon. He was really loved by the guys who knew him well in his ML club.
     
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    Zane Scott

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    Thank you for sharing, although Loupe or Lupe said they were just friends, he definently thought more. It was quite sudden and very surprising, as everyone in his family lived to their late 90s, but the weight loss probably caused it. If you or anyone know the location of "Coondick" your help would be appreciated.
     
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    I think Doug had "Coondick" at Bob's house. Last Tuesday, Bob said he had returned the rifle to Mike.

    That rifle had quite a history. It was used for many years at the Over The Log matches around Ste. Genevieve. It became too heavy for use. It was one of those that had dovetails for sights on several flats as the breech became too pitted to retain accuracy and the rifle was rebreeched. When Doug first acquired the rifle it had a coondick in the patchbox, hence the name.

    I have been a member of the Gemmer Muzzle Loading Gun Club for many years. Doug was always willing to mentor newcomers to the club. He had many stories to tell of shooting in competition from local matches at the Gemmer Club to table shoots at the Tavern in Bloomsdale to National matches at Friendship. I seem to recall that he held several long range records at the national level.

    Doug was quite a source of knowledge in helping me with getting my Derringer flintlock rifle set up for reliable operation. He helped me to lay out my trigger on my 1803 Harper's Ferry rifle.

    Doug would often take over some of the shaping of a stock at Bob's so that we were approaching the correct architecture for our rifle builds. He will be missed.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2019 #6

    Steve Hefner

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    I met Doug in the early !980's when he moved to Tempe,AZ for a few years. He shot with us at the Rio Salado Sportsman's Club. Our black powder group was and still is the Muzzlestuffers from Mesa, AZ. If I remember correctly, Doug always shot a .36 cal. Flintlock and won many matches during his time in AZ. I think I still have a copy of the 1982 or 1983 AZ State Championship matches with Doug listed as one of the organizers to contact for information. He helped me reshape two of my Hawken rifles I made from Sharon barrels and Ron Long locks. He was very helpful to everyone that asked. I was fortunate to live only three miles from Doug in south Tempe, AZ
     
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    I knew Doug from back in the day at Art Ressel's "Hawken Shop" on Lindburg Ave. and the Gemmer Club. I am fortunate enough to have a Sharon gun he assembled back then and it still shoots lights out.

    Great guy.... RIP Doug.
     

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